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Spanish A Level at St Edmunds Catholic Academy

Course description

If you enjoy this vibrant language and want to know more about Spain and the Spanish-speaking world, then A-Level Spanish may well be for you. The early part of the course gives you the chance to get to bring together prior learning and build up your confidence with a broader vocabulary, and you will go on to master a wide range of grammatical concepts. We use a variety of teaching resources including newspapers and magazine style material plus CDs, DVDs and the internet. We are lucky enough to have a Spanish language assistant who works both in class and with individuals and small groups to increase your spontaneity and to add authentic cultural elements to your work. Our groups tend to be small so everybody has the opportunity to contribute - in Spanish, of course!

Course content

Key Points:

The key points of this specification are that students can:

􀁸 Develop an interest in and enthusiasm for language learning.

􀁸 Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres.

􀁸 Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes.

􀁸 Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken.

􀁸 Understand how their study of the language fits into a broader context.

􀁸 Derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning.

􀁸 Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment.

􀁸 Communicate with speakers of the language.

Future opportunities

Some students go on to study languages at university. Many opt for vocational courses with a foreign language. Some combine a foreign language at degree level with an unrelated subject such as a science or business studies. Modern Languages are useful for careers in teaching, translation, the travel industry, journalism, customs and all businesses involved with exporting and importing goods and services. Many employers value competence in a foreign language not only for the ability you will have to communicate effectively with other nationalities but also for the fact that it demonstrates good organisational skills, determination to succeed over an extended period, then ability to retain key information etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmunds Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years